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Section of the lithoshpere
Center of the Earth
Earth's outmost and thinnest layer
Layer that makes up most of Earth's material
Changing of materials in a rock by chemical process
Breaking of rock into small pieces by forces
Movement of materials from one place to another
Sediments deposited by erosion
Cracks in the Earth's surface
Edges of the plates
The dropping of materials in new places
Hot melted rock cools and hardens
Rocks and materials settle on top of each other, are pressed together, and harden.
Solid rock is squeezed and heated to very high temperatures, the particles inside the rock can take on different arrangements, changing the properties of the rock. New minerals may be formed.